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Summative Assessment-1 2014-2015 
 English 
Class – X 
 
Time allowed: 3 hours                                Maximum Marks: 70 
 
 General Instructions: 
(i) The question paper is divided into three sections: A, B and C. 
Section A:  Reading      20 marks 
Section B: Advance writing skills   25 marks 
Section C: Literature     25 marks 
(ii) Attempt all questions. 
 
 
Section A 
(Reading: 20 marks) 
 
1. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow: 
A sparrow is a small bird which is found throughout the world. There are many different 
species of sparrows. Sparrows are about four to six inches in length. Many people appreciate 
their beautiful song. Sparrows prefer to build their nests in low places-usually on the ground, 
clumps of grass, low bushes. In cities they build their nests in building nooks or holes. They 
rarely build their nests in high places. They built their nests out of twigs, grasses and plant 
fibers. Their nests are usually small and well-built structures. 
Female sparrows lay four to six eggs at a time. The eggs are white with reddish brown spots. 
They hatch within eleven to fourteen days. Both the male and female parents care for the 
young. Insects are fed to the young after hatching. The large feet of the sparrows can be 
found almost everywhere, where there are humans. Many people throughout the world enjoy 
these delightful birds. 
The sparrows are some of the few birds that engage in dust bathing. Sparrows will first 
scratch a hole in the ground with their feet, then lie in it and fling dirt or sand over their 
bodies with flicks of their wings. They will also bathe in water, or in dry or melting snow. 
Water bathing is similar to dust bathing, with the sparrow standing in shallow water and 
flicking water over its back with its wings, also ducking its head under the water. Both 
activities are social, with up to a hundred birds participating at once, and is followed by 
preening and sometimes group singing. 
a) The chief food for the adult sparrow is ____________________. 
b) Sparrows live wherever  ___________________. 
c) The word, ‘species’ means ___________________. 
d) Sparrows ___________________ in high places. 
e) _______________ take care of the young sparrows. 
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Summative Assessment-1 2014-2015 
 English 
Class – X 
 
Time allowed: 3 hours                                Maximum Marks: 70 
 
 General Instructions: 
(i) The question paper is divided into three sections: A, B and C. 
Section A:  Reading      20 marks 
Section B: Advance writing skills   25 marks 
Section C: Literature     25 marks 
(ii) Attempt all questions. 
 
 
Section A 
(Reading: 20 marks) 
 
1. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow: 
A sparrow is a small bird which is found throughout the world. There are many different 
species of sparrows. Sparrows are about four to six inches in length. Many people appreciate 
their beautiful song. Sparrows prefer to build their nests in low places-usually on the ground, 
clumps of grass, low bushes. In cities they build their nests in building nooks or holes. They 
rarely build their nests in high places. They built their nests out of twigs, grasses and plant 
fibers. Their nests are usually small and well-built structures. 
Female sparrows lay four to six eggs at a time. The eggs are white with reddish brown spots. 
They hatch within eleven to fourteen days. Both the male and female parents care for the 
young. Insects are fed to the young after hatching. The large feet of the sparrows can be 
found almost everywhere, where there are humans. Many people throughout the world enjoy 
these delightful birds. 
The sparrows are some of the few birds that engage in dust bathing. Sparrows will first 
scratch a hole in the ground with their feet, then lie in it and fling dirt or sand over their 
bodies with flicks of their wings. They will also bathe in water, or in dry or melting snow. 
Water bathing is similar to dust bathing, with the sparrow standing in shallow water and 
flicking water over its back with its wings, also ducking its head under the water. Both 
activities are social, with up to a hundred birds participating at once, and is followed by 
preening and sometimes group singing. 
a) The chief food for the adult sparrow is ____________________. 
b) Sparrows live wherever  ___________________. 
c) The word, ‘species’ means ___________________. 
d) Sparrows ___________________ in high places. 
e) _______________ take care of the young sparrows. 
 
 
 
 
f) Sparrows take bath in _______________. 
g) Bathing for the sparrows is a _______________. 
h) Bathing is followed by _____________ and _____________. 
2. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow: 
Beware of those who use the truth to deceive. When someone tells you something that is 
true, but leaves out important information that should be included, he can create a false 
impression. For example, someone might say, “I just won ten thousand rupees on the lottery. 
It was great. I took that ten rupee ticket back to the store and turned it in for ten thousand 
rupees!” This guy’s winner right? Maybe, maybe not. We then discover that he bought two 
hundred tickets, and only one was a winner. He’s really a big loser! 
He didn’t say anything that was false, but he deliberately omitted important information. 
That’s called a half-truth. Half-truth are not technically lies, but they are just as dishonest. 
Untrustworthy candidates in political campaigns often use this tactic. Let’s say that during 
Governor Smith’s last term, her state lost opponents runs an ad saying, “During Governor 
Smith’s term, the state lost one million jobs!” That’s true. However, an honest statement 
would have been, “During Governor Smith’s term, the state had a net gain of two million 
jobs.” 
Advertising has evolved tremendously in the past century. It has not only been furthered by 
advances in technology, but also in the way that advertisers communicate with consumers. 
Advertising copywriters know the power that language has over people and they use this to 
their advantage to convince and persuade. They use a number of techniques to help after the 
way people perceive a product. More importantly, they make them want to buy it. 
Advertisers will sometimes use half-truths. It’s against the law to make false claims so they 
try to mislead you with the truth. An ad might boast, “Nine out of ten doctors recommend 
Lucky Pills to cure pimples.” It falls to mention that they only asked ten doctors and nine of 
them work for the Lucky Corporation. This kind of deception happens too often. It’s a sad fact 
of life: Lies are lies, and sometimes the truth can lie as well. 
a) How do some people use the truth to deceive? 
b) What is half-truth? 
c) How do politicians use half-truths during their election campaigns? 
d) What role does language play in the world of advertising? 
e) What is meant by the word ‘deceive’?(para 1) 
(i) Loot 
(ii) Rob 
(iii) Confuse 
(iv) Mislead 
f) What is meant by the word ‘deliberately’?(para 2) 
(i) Intentionally 
(ii) Carefully 
(iii) Clearly 
(iv) Honestly 
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Summative Assessment-1 2014-2015 
 English 
Class – X 
 
Time allowed: 3 hours                                Maximum Marks: 70 
 
 General Instructions: 
(i) The question paper is divided into three sections: A, B and C. 
Section A:  Reading      20 marks 
Section B: Advance writing skills   25 marks 
Section C: Literature     25 marks 
(ii) Attempt all questions. 
 
 
Section A 
(Reading: 20 marks) 
 
1. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow: 
A sparrow is a small bird which is found throughout the world. There are many different 
species of sparrows. Sparrows are about four to six inches in length. Many people appreciate 
their beautiful song. Sparrows prefer to build their nests in low places-usually on the ground, 
clumps of grass, low bushes. In cities they build their nests in building nooks or holes. They 
rarely build their nests in high places. They built their nests out of twigs, grasses and plant 
fibers. Their nests are usually small and well-built structures. 
Female sparrows lay four to six eggs at a time. The eggs are white with reddish brown spots. 
They hatch within eleven to fourteen days. Both the male and female parents care for the 
young. Insects are fed to the young after hatching. The large feet of the sparrows can be 
found almost everywhere, where there are humans. Many people throughout the world enjoy 
these delightful birds. 
The sparrows are some of the few birds that engage in dust bathing. Sparrows will first 
scratch a hole in the ground with their feet, then lie in it and fling dirt or sand over their 
bodies with flicks of their wings. They will also bathe in water, or in dry or melting snow. 
Water bathing is similar to dust bathing, with the sparrow standing in shallow water and 
flicking water over its back with its wings, also ducking its head under the water. Both 
activities are social, with up to a hundred birds participating at once, and is followed by 
preening and sometimes group singing. 
a) The chief food for the adult sparrow is ____________________. 
b) Sparrows live wherever  ___________________. 
c) The word, ‘species’ means ___________________. 
d) Sparrows ___________________ in high places. 
e) _______________ take care of the young sparrows. 
 
 
 
 
f) Sparrows take bath in _______________. 
g) Bathing for the sparrows is a _______________. 
h) Bathing is followed by _____________ and _____________. 
2. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow: 
Beware of those who use the truth to deceive. When someone tells you something that is 
true, but leaves out important information that should be included, he can create a false 
impression. For example, someone might say, “I just won ten thousand rupees on the lottery. 
It was great. I took that ten rupee ticket back to the store and turned it in for ten thousand 
rupees!” This guy’s winner right? Maybe, maybe not. We then discover that he bought two 
hundred tickets, and only one was a winner. He’s really a big loser! 
He didn’t say anything that was false, but he deliberately omitted important information. 
That’s called a half-truth. Half-truth are not technically lies, but they are just as dishonest. 
Untrustworthy candidates in political campaigns often use this tactic. Let’s say that during 
Governor Smith’s last term, her state lost opponents runs an ad saying, “During Governor 
Smith’s term, the state lost one million jobs!” That’s true. However, an honest statement 
would have been, “During Governor Smith’s term, the state had a net gain of two million 
jobs.” 
Advertising has evolved tremendously in the past century. It has not only been furthered by 
advances in technology, but also in the way that advertisers communicate with consumers. 
Advertising copywriters know the power that language has over people and they use this to 
their advantage to convince and persuade. They use a number of techniques to help after the 
way people perceive a product. More importantly, they make them want to buy it. 
Advertisers will sometimes use half-truths. It’s against the law to make false claims so they 
try to mislead you with the truth. An ad might boast, “Nine out of ten doctors recommend 
Lucky Pills to cure pimples.” It falls to mention that they only asked ten doctors and nine of 
them work for the Lucky Corporation. This kind of deception happens too often. It’s a sad fact 
of life: Lies are lies, and sometimes the truth can lie as well. 
a) How do some people use the truth to deceive? 
b) What is half-truth? 
c) How do politicians use half-truths during their election campaigns? 
d) What role does language play in the world of advertising? 
e) What is meant by the word ‘deceive’?(para 1) 
(i) Loot 
(ii) Rob 
(iii) Confuse 
(iv) Mislead 
f) What is meant by the word ‘deliberately’?(para 2) 
(i) Intentionally 
(ii) Carefully 
(iii) Clearly 
(iv) Honestly 
 
 
 
 
g) What is meant by the word ‘evolved’?(para 3) 
(i) Invented 
(ii) Created 
(iii) Developed 
(iv) Furthered 
h) What is meant by the word ‘boast’?(para3) 
(i) Shout 
(ii) Declare 
(iii) Cry 
(iv) Brag 
 
Section – B 
(Writing and Grammar: 25 Marks) 
3. You are Shanti / Shyam residing at 8, Lotus Arcade, Blossom Avenue, Ahmedabad. Write a 
letter in 100-120 words to the editor of ‘The Times’, voicing your opinion and views 
regarding the menace of child labour in our society. 
4. Raju wanted to participate in a story writing competition. He started a story but he met with 
an accident and could not complete the story. Complete the story for him in 150-200 words. 
Mr. Raghav got transferred to a new city. Happily he shifted to new city and new home but 
soon the family started feeling that all is not well in their new home as ------ 
5. Read the passage given below. Fill in the blanks by choosing the most appropriate word / 
phrases from the given options. 
In India, discriminatory attitudes (a) _______________ women have existed (b) ______________ 
generation. Although the constitution of India has granted women equal rights but gender 
disparities (c) ______________ 
 (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) 
(a) on in among towards 
(b) from for in by 
(c) remained  remains  remain are remaining 
 
6. The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each line. write the incorrect 
word and the correction in your answer sheet against the correct question number. 
Error  Correction 
The year 2012 marks the 50
th
 anniversary for  e.g. for of 
the James Bond films. The fast James Bond  a) _____ _____ 
movie title ‘Dr. No’ was released in 1962.   b) _____ _____ 
Numerous events was held for fans    c) _____ _____ 
over the world.      D) _____ _____ 
7. Read the conservation given below and complete the paragraph that follows: 
Tarun : It is almost an hour since Uncle Raj and Somu left for Grand Estate. 
Arul: If they are lucky to find the manager at home, he may arrange to drop them back here 
with a petrol can. 
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Summative Assessment-1 2014-2015 
 English 
Class – X 
 
Time allowed: 3 hours                                Maximum Marks: 70 
 
 General Instructions: 
(i) The question paper is divided into three sections: A, B and C. 
Section A:  Reading      20 marks 
Section B: Advance writing skills   25 marks 
Section C: Literature     25 marks 
(ii) Attempt all questions. 
 
 
Section A 
(Reading: 20 marks) 
 
1. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow: 
A sparrow is a small bird which is found throughout the world. There are many different 
species of sparrows. Sparrows are about four to six inches in length. Many people appreciate 
their beautiful song. Sparrows prefer to build their nests in low places-usually on the ground, 
clumps of grass, low bushes. In cities they build their nests in building nooks or holes. They 
rarely build their nests in high places. They built their nests out of twigs, grasses and plant 
fibers. Their nests are usually small and well-built structures. 
Female sparrows lay four to six eggs at a time. The eggs are white with reddish brown spots. 
They hatch within eleven to fourteen days. Both the male and female parents care for the 
young. Insects are fed to the young after hatching. The large feet of the sparrows can be 
found almost everywhere, where there are humans. Many people throughout the world enjoy 
these delightful birds. 
The sparrows are some of the few birds that engage in dust bathing. Sparrows will first 
scratch a hole in the ground with their feet, then lie in it and fling dirt or sand over their 
bodies with flicks of their wings. They will also bathe in water, or in dry or melting snow. 
Water bathing is similar to dust bathing, with the sparrow standing in shallow water and 
flicking water over its back with its wings, also ducking its head under the water. Both 
activities are social, with up to a hundred birds participating at once, and is followed by 
preening and sometimes group singing. 
a) The chief food for the adult sparrow is ____________________. 
b) Sparrows live wherever  ___________________. 
c) The word, ‘species’ means ___________________. 
d) Sparrows ___________________ in high places. 
e) _______________ take care of the young sparrows. 
 
 
 
 
f) Sparrows take bath in _______________. 
g) Bathing for the sparrows is a _______________. 
h) Bathing is followed by _____________ and _____________. 
2. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow: 
Beware of those who use the truth to deceive. When someone tells you something that is 
true, but leaves out important information that should be included, he can create a false 
impression. For example, someone might say, “I just won ten thousand rupees on the lottery. 
It was great. I took that ten rupee ticket back to the store and turned it in for ten thousand 
rupees!” This guy’s winner right? Maybe, maybe not. We then discover that he bought two 
hundred tickets, and only one was a winner. He’s really a big loser! 
He didn’t say anything that was false, but he deliberately omitted important information. 
That’s called a half-truth. Half-truth are not technically lies, but they are just as dishonest. 
Untrustworthy candidates in political campaigns often use this tactic. Let’s say that during 
Governor Smith’s last term, her state lost opponents runs an ad saying, “During Governor 
Smith’s term, the state lost one million jobs!” That’s true. However, an honest statement 
would have been, “During Governor Smith’s term, the state had a net gain of two million 
jobs.” 
Advertising has evolved tremendously in the past century. It has not only been furthered by 
advances in technology, but also in the way that advertisers communicate with consumers. 
Advertising copywriters know the power that language has over people and they use this to 
their advantage to convince and persuade. They use a number of techniques to help after the 
way people perceive a product. More importantly, they make them want to buy it. 
Advertisers will sometimes use half-truths. It’s against the law to make false claims so they 
try to mislead you with the truth. An ad might boast, “Nine out of ten doctors recommend 
Lucky Pills to cure pimples.” It falls to mention that they only asked ten doctors and nine of 
them work for the Lucky Corporation. This kind of deception happens too often. It’s a sad fact 
of life: Lies are lies, and sometimes the truth can lie as well. 
a) How do some people use the truth to deceive? 
b) What is half-truth? 
c) How do politicians use half-truths during their election campaigns? 
d) What role does language play in the world of advertising? 
e) What is meant by the word ‘deceive’?(para 1) 
(i) Loot 
(ii) Rob 
(iii) Confuse 
(iv) Mislead 
f) What is meant by the word ‘deliberately’?(para 2) 
(i) Intentionally 
(ii) Carefully 
(iii) Clearly 
(iv) Honestly 
 
 
 
 
g) What is meant by the word ‘evolved’?(para 3) 
(i) Invented 
(ii) Created 
(iii) Developed 
(iv) Furthered 
h) What is meant by the word ‘boast’?(para3) 
(i) Shout 
(ii) Declare 
(iii) Cry 
(iv) Brag 
 
Section – B 
(Writing and Grammar: 25 Marks) 
3. You are Shanti / Shyam residing at 8, Lotus Arcade, Blossom Avenue, Ahmedabad. Write a 
letter in 100-120 words to the editor of ‘The Times’, voicing your opinion and views 
regarding the menace of child labour in our society. 
4. Raju wanted to participate in a story writing competition. He started a story but he met with 
an accident and could not complete the story. Complete the story for him in 150-200 words. 
Mr. Raghav got transferred to a new city. Happily he shifted to new city and new home but 
soon the family started feeling that all is not well in their new home as ------ 
5. Read the passage given below. Fill in the blanks by choosing the most appropriate word / 
phrases from the given options. 
In India, discriminatory attitudes (a) _______________ women have existed (b) ______________ 
generation. Although the constitution of India has granted women equal rights but gender 
disparities (c) ______________ 
 (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) 
(a) on in among towards 
(b) from for in by 
(c) remained  remains  remain are remaining 
 
6. The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each line. write the incorrect 
word and the correction in your answer sheet against the correct question number. 
Error  Correction 
The year 2012 marks the 50
th
 anniversary for  e.g. for of 
the James Bond films. The fast James Bond  a) _____ _____ 
movie title ‘Dr. No’ was released in 1962.   b) _____ _____ 
Numerous events was held for fans    c) _____ _____ 
over the world.      D) _____ _____ 
7. Read the conservation given below and complete the paragraph that follows: 
Tarun : It is almost an hour since Uncle Raj and Somu left for Grand Estate. 
Arul: If they are lucky to find the manager at home, he may arrange to drop them back here 
with a petrol can. 
 
 
 
 
Tarun: I wonder how much longer they are going to take. 
Arul: If they don’t find the manager, they will have to trudge uphill, which means another 
hour of delay at least. 
Tarun remarked (a) ____________. Arul replied (b) ______________. 
Tarun wondered (c) ___________. Arul then said that if they did not find the manager, they 
would have to trudge uphill, which meant another hour of delay at least. 
 
Section – C 
(Literature and Long Reading Text: 25 Marks) 
8. Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow: 
Mrs. Packletide was pardonably annoyed at the discovery; ____________. 
a) What was the discovery? 
b) Why was Mrs. Packletide annoyed? 
c) What is the adjectives form of the adverb, ‘pardonably’? 
Or 
Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow: 
Now the nightingale inspired, 
Flushed with confidence, and fired 
With both art and adoration. 
Sang-and was a huge sensation. 
Animals for miles around 
Flocked towards the magic sound, 
And the frog with great precision 
Counted heads and charged admission. 
a) What made the nightingale become a huge sensation? 
b) What does the phrase, ‘flushed with confidence’ mean? 
c) Which equality of the frog is evident in this extract? 
9. Answer the following question in 30-40 words: 
a) “How amused everyone would be if they knew what really happened!” What incident is 
referred to here? Why would it amuse everyone? 
b) Give two reasons why the audience praised the nightingale’s song so lavishly. 
c) Why did the grandfather Abel Merry weather decide to do on Monday? 
d) Why do you think the nightingale lost her appeal for the masses? 
10. ‘Love is a force more formidable than any other’. How is the idea illustrated in the poem, Not 
Marble, nor the Gilded Monuments 
Or 
Materialistic things don’t really last. What matters most are the people we care about and the 
values we live with. Explain this with reference to the poem Not Marble, nor the Gilded 
Monuments. 
Attempt either questions no. 11 or 12. 
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Summative Assessment-1 2014-2015 
 English 
Class – X 
 
Time allowed: 3 hours                                Maximum Marks: 70 
 
 General Instructions: 
(i) The question paper is divided into three sections: A, B and C. 
Section A:  Reading      20 marks 
Section B: Advance writing skills   25 marks 
Section C: Literature     25 marks 
(ii) Attempt all questions. 
 
 
Section A 
(Reading: 20 marks) 
 
1. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow: 
A sparrow is a small bird which is found throughout the world. There are many different 
species of sparrows. Sparrows are about four to six inches in length. Many people appreciate 
their beautiful song. Sparrows prefer to build their nests in low places-usually on the ground, 
clumps of grass, low bushes. In cities they build their nests in building nooks or holes. They 
rarely build their nests in high places. They built their nests out of twigs, grasses and plant 
fibers. Their nests are usually small and well-built structures. 
Female sparrows lay four to six eggs at a time. The eggs are white with reddish brown spots. 
They hatch within eleven to fourteen days. Both the male and female parents care for the 
young. Insects are fed to the young after hatching. The large feet of the sparrows can be 
found almost everywhere, where there are humans. Many people throughout the world enjoy 
these delightful birds. 
The sparrows are some of the few birds that engage in dust bathing. Sparrows will first 
scratch a hole in the ground with their feet, then lie in it and fling dirt or sand over their 
bodies with flicks of their wings. They will also bathe in water, or in dry or melting snow. 
Water bathing is similar to dust bathing, with the sparrow standing in shallow water and 
flicking water over its back with its wings, also ducking its head under the water. Both 
activities are social, with up to a hundred birds participating at once, and is followed by 
preening and sometimes group singing. 
a) The chief food for the adult sparrow is ____________________. 
b) Sparrows live wherever  ___________________. 
c) The word, ‘species’ means ___________________. 
d) Sparrows ___________________ in high places. 
e) _______________ take care of the young sparrows. 
 
 
 
 
f) Sparrows take bath in _______________. 
g) Bathing for the sparrows is a _______________. 
h) Bathing is followed by _____________ and _____________. 
2. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow: 
Beware of those who use the truth to deceive. When someone tells you something that is 
true, but leaves out important information that should be included, he can create a false 
impression. For example, someone might say, “I just won ten thousand rupees on the lottery. 
It was great. I took that ten rupee ticket back to the store and turned it in for ten thousand 
rupees!” This guy’s winner right? Maybe, maybe not. We then discover that he bought two 
hundred tickets, and only one was a winner. He’s really a big loser! 
He didn’t say anything that was false, but he deliberately omitted important information. 
That’s called a half-truth. Half-truth are not technically lies, but they are just as dishonest. 
Untrustworthy candidates in political campaigns often use this tactic. Let’s say that during 
Governor Smith’s last term, her state lost opponents runs an ad saying, “During Governor 
Smith’s term, the state lost one million jobs!” That’s true. However, an honest statement 
would have been, “During Governor Smith’s term, the state had a net gain of two million 
jobs.” 
Advertising has evolved tremendously in the past century. It has not only been furthered by 
advances in technology, but also in the way that advertisers communicate with consumers. 
Advertising copywriters know the power that language has over people and they use this to 
their advantage to convince and persuade. They use a number of techniques to help after the 
way people perceive a product. More importantly, they make them want to buy it. 
Advertisers will sometimes use half-truths. It’s against the law to make false claims so they 
try to mislead you with the truth. An ad might boast, “Nine out of ten doctors recommend 
Lucky Pills to cure pimples.” It falls to mention that they only asked ten doctors and nine of 
them work for the Lucky Corporation. This kind of deception happens too often. It’s a sad fact 
of life: Lies are lies, and sometimes the truth can lie as well. 
a) How do some people use the truth to deceive? 
b) What is half-truth? 
c) How do politicians use half-truths during their election campaigns? 
d) What role does language play in the world of advertising? 
e) What is meant by the word ‘deceive’?(para 1) 
(i) Loot 
(ii) Rob 
(iii) Confuse 
(iv) Mislead 
f) What is meant by the word ‘deliberately’?(para 2) 
(i) Intentionally 
(ii) Carefully 
(iii) Clearly 
(iv) Honestly 
 
 
 
 
g) What is meant by the word ‘evolved’?(para 3) 
(i) Invented 
(ii) Created 
(iii) Developed 
(iv) Furthered 
h) What is meant by the word ‘boast’?(para3) 
(i) Shout 
(ii) Declare 
(iii) Cry 
(iv) Brag 
 
Section – B 
(Writing and Grammar: 25 Marks) 
3. You are Shanti / Shyam residing at 8, Lotus Arcade, Blossom Avenue, Ahmedabad. Write a 
letter in 100-120 words to the editor of ‘The Times’, voicing your opinion and views 
regarding the menace of child labour in our society. 
4. Raju wanted to participate in a story writing competition. He started a story but he met with 
an accident and could not complete the story. Complete the story for him in 150-200 words. 
Mr. Raghav got transferred to a new city. Happily he shifted to new city and new home but 
soon the family started feeling that all is not well in their new home as ------ 
5. Read the passage given below. Fill in the blanks by choosing the most appropriate word / 
phrases from the given options. 
In India, discriminatory attitudes (a) _______________ women have existed (b) ______________ 
generation. Although the constitution of India has granted women equal rights but gender 
disparities (c) ______________ 
 (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) 
(a) on in among towards 
(b) from for in by 
(c) remained  remains  remain are remaining 
 
6. The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each line. write the incorrect 
word and the correction in your answer sheet against the correct question number. 
Error  Correction 
The year 2012 marks the 50
th
 anniversary for  e.g. for of 
the James Bond films. The fast James Bond  a) _____ _____ 
movie title ‘Dr. No’ was released in 1962.   b) _____ _____ 
Numerous events was held for fans    c) _____ _____ 
over the world.      D) _____ _____ 
7. Read the conservation given below and complete the paragraph that follows: 
Tarun : It is almost an hour since Uncle Raj and Somu left for Grand Estate. 
Arul: If they are lucky to find the manager at home, he may arrange to drop them back here 
with a petrol can. 
 
 
 
 
Tarun: I wonder how much longer they are going to take. 
Arul: If they don’t find the manager, they will have to trudge uphill, which means another 
hour of delay at least. 
Tarun remarked (a) ____________. Arul replied (b) ______________. 
Tarun wondered (c) ___________. Arul then said that if they did not find the manager, they 
would have to trudge uphill, which meant another hour of delay at least. 
 
Section – C 
(Literature and Long Reading Text: 25 Marks) 
8. Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow: 
Mrs. Packletide was pardonably annoyed at the discovery; ____________. 
a) What was the discovery? 
b) Why was Mrs. Packletide annoyed? 
c) What is the adjectives form of the adverb, ‘pardonably’? 
Or 
Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow: 
Now the nightingale inspired, 
Flushed with confidence, and fired 
With both art and adoration. 
Sang-and was a huge sensation. 
Animals for miles around 
Flocked towards the magic sound, 
And the frog with great precision 
Counted heads and charged admission. 
a) What made the nightingale become a huge sensation? 
b) What does the phrase, ‘flushed with confidence’ mean? 
c) Which equality of the frog is evident in this extract? 
9. Answer the following question in 30-40 words: 
a) “How amused everyone would be if they knew what really happened!” What incident is 
referred to here? Why would it amuse everyone? 
b) Give two reasons why the audience praised the nightingale’s song so lavishly. 
c) Why did the grandfather Abel Merry weather decide to do on Monday? 
d) Why do you think the nightingale lost her appeal for the masses? 
10. ‘Love is a force more formidable than any other’. How is the idea illustrated in the poem, Not 
Marble, nor the Gilded Monuments 
Or 
Materialistic things don’t really last. What matters most are the people we care about and the 
values we live with. Explain this with reference to the poem Not Marble, nor the Gilded 
Monuments. 
Attempt either questions no. 11 or 12. 
 
 
 
 
11. Why did Franks have to go in hiding? Where was the hiding place located and how does Anne 
describe it? 
Or 
How did Anne feel about her grandmother? Explain. 
12. How is “The story of My Life’ inspiring to the readers? Give your views. 
Or 
‘Tough people outlast tough situations’. Discuss the fighter instinct in Helen in detail. 
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